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Music, Theatre and Dance Share Stage

090110Feature2_CollageFaculty and students from the newly formed School of Music, Theatre and Dance will showcase their talents on a shared stage for the third annual Collage Concert.

The popular performance, which has enjoyed near sell-out crowds for the past two years, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in Aycock Auditorium. Tickets for the event are $10-20 and can be purchased online at boxoffice.uncg.edu, by calling 4-4849 or at campus box office locations. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. All proceeds will benefit the School of Music, Theatre and Dance Scholarship Fund.

This year’s event will highlight the strength of the performing arts at UNCG and within the new unit dedicated to the three artistic disciplines. The theatre department will present an excerpt from the iconic musical “Oklahoma!” (A full performance of the musical will have a several-day run later this semester.) Students from the dance department will perform two pieces choreographed by faculty members. And the music departments will be well represented, with performances by 350 vocalists and instrumentalists as well as contributions from faculty members with specialties in jazz, voice, keyboard, string, and wind instruments.

The Collage Concert is a great opportunity for patrons to experience a wide range of artistic expressions, said Dr. Kevin Geraldi, an assistant professor of conducting in the school. “People who normally might only be interested in hearing a certain type of music, or who tend to attend performances by certain areas of the school, will have the opportunity to explore the breadth of what our excellent faculty and students have to offer.

“Collage is not a normal concert experience,” he added. “It is much more interactive, with performances that surround the audience presented seamlessly with special lighting.”

The 2010 Collage Concert is the first in a series of special performances planned to celebrate the inaugural year of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The school was officially established July 1.

For more information about the Collage Concert, visit http://www.uncg.edu/mus/collage.

By Lanita Withers Goins
Photography by David Wilson